Advocacy Help for GBS Patients

June 8, 2006 at 4:53 pm

I firmly believe each patient needs an advocate upon entering the hospital, particularly if we are too weak to speak and negotiate on our own behalf. If a family member or friend cannot step effectively into this role, then a social worker at the hospital can be an ally in the system that is treating you. Additionally, The Independent Living Center provides nationwide advocacy for the disabled and your local office can assist with such matters.